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Address: Western end of the Gran Via, 28008 Madrid, Spain
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Plaza de España is a large square located in central Madrid, Spain. The center of the plaza features a monument to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish novelist, poet and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plaza de España (Square of Spain), is a large square within Central Madrid and seems to be popular with both Tourists and locals. It is only a short 10 minute northwards walk from the Royal palace and is easy to spot with the two towering buildings of the Torre de Madrid and Edificio de España, in the background. The monument... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plaza de España is a large square located in central Madrid, Spain. The center of the plaza features a monument to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish novelist, poet and playwright. Most of the monument was built between 1925 and 1930, and finished between 1956 and 1957. The tower portion of the monument includes a stone sculpture of Cervantes, which overlooks... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to relax with friends, chat, people watch, especially at night. The Don Quijote statue is nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this beautiful square ! 2 tall skyscrapers on one side opposite the square and the Cervantes great monument and fountain on the other side! Really beautiful structures!! Benches around to sit and enjoy and eating options on Gran Via str on the top , left and right of the square. Metro station ''Espana'' right there.Buses also stop there.A... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking up the Gran Via, we arrived at the magnificent square! Plaza De Espana, has some lovely fountains, this and the Cibeles (Cybeles) fountains were my favourite Plazas to see. Unlike Cibeles, which is in the middle of a huge roundabout, these fountains are at each end of a square (Plaza). It is large and you can walk everywhere.... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice large park like setting with a monument to Cervantes in the center. Places to sit and rest after having made the hike to this local. Once the center of the office tower set, with Edificio Espana and Torre de Madrid it its NW end, it is pretty staid with current economic trends (woes?) and the hub of commerce having... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A good place to just sit and relax by the bench while people are walking near the pedestrian, it is also near to where the hop on hop off tour bus stops, you can see people with pets/ dogs that they walk in a nearby park and easy accessible to the Metro Plaza de Espana.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Nice square with a fountain and a statue. Good point to start your walk to either the royal palace or the casa campo and the cable car.

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Kungsbacka, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This whole area is very pretty and buzzing with activity. There were a lot of stands selling clothes and touristy stuff but the seller didn't try to push you in to buying things, which was appreciated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The Plaza de Espana is located at the end of Gran Via and is very close to the Templo de Debod. So you can walk along Gran Via, see the plaza, continue on to Debod in a nice park then head over to Palacio Real.

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Just south of the sprawling campus of the Complutense University of Madrid, Arguelles exudes a fast-paced, collegiate vibe. The main street, Calle Princesa, is filled with twenty-somethings rushing between classes and errands, meeting up with classmates, and grabbing cheap beers and cheap eats. This is a prime shopping spot where the major Spanish clothing and department store chains are less busy than their downtown counterparts, and there is an array of casual dining options to choose from. Check out nearby outdoor spaces such as the lushly planted Plaza de España to the south, which is often filled with craft stalls. To the west of Arguelles is the giant Parque Oueste, a calm and picturesque park with its own Egyptian temple.
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